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  1. snowjewelz

    wonderful kiwi / 23653 posts

    @bubblegum: @kiddosc: I think I'm gonna do it by next year too. Someone posted about no time to watch TV with two kids anyway; #2 is due in Jan so I feel like even if I don't save that much, something is something right?! And it's not like it's forever so I can always go back if I don't like it...

  2. bubblegum

    pear / 1717 posts

    @snowjewelz: The only think that makes me hesitant is the fact that I can't watch live tv. Something we enjoy doing on the weekends when LO is napping.

  3. snowjewelz

    wonderful kiwi / 23653 posts

    @bubblegum: I think slingtv is very attractive since it's pretty much live TV.. I agree with you, the whole reason I never seriously considered is bc DH likes to relax by channel surfing.

  4. bubblegum

    pear / 1717 posts

    @snowjewelz: They don't have Disney Junior I'm so over spending $200+ for cable and internet

  5. snowjewelz

    wonderful kiwi / 23653 posts

    @bubblegum: Oh no! We're a Disney Junior family here too haha. Ugh, that's so expensive! We only pay $135 so that's why it hadn't been such a priority to switch.

  6. bubblegum

    pear / 1717 posts

    @snowjewelz: It's sooo expensive. It's with all the channels included, premium channels as well. But honestly I want to cut all that crap out.

  7. kiddosc

    grapefruit / 4278 posts

    @snowjewelz: That's pretty much it. By the time we get home from work, do the bustle of dinner, bath, bedtime, cleanup, prep for tomorrow... we really only watch one show a day, MAYBE. And that's usually something DH has DVRed. It looks like we can find most of his shows through some streaming service, so I think we can do this.

    @bubblegum: Can you get the disney junior app and pay a little to watch shows that way?

  8. bubblegum

    pear / 1717 posts

    @kiddosc: I probably could but it's not the same surrounding our kindle rather than sitting comfortably on the sofa watching from our tv.

  9. kiddosc

    grapefruit / 4278 posts

    @bubblegum: I think we're probably looking at something like the Amazon fire tv box, that would allow us to install apps and then watch on the tv. I need to look into it more, I could be wrong.

  10. bubblegum

    pear / 1717 posts

    @kiddosc: Hmmm! I've heard about that! That sounds pretty cool

  11. pachamama

    nectarine / 2410 posts

    @kiddosc: we cut our cable and hardly watching TV. My husband watches Netflix on his iPad at night. I currently have Halloween decorations in front of our TV downstairs! Baby watches Spanish nursery rhymes on our computer.

  12. pachamama

    nectarine / 2410 posts

    Also We went from $135 to $75 ... Have Wi-Fi but only like 15 crappy channels.

  13. ShootingStar

    coconut / 8472 posts

    We went cable free for a few years. We have an Apple TV and we stream Netflix and Hulu through it. We also buy certain shows iTunes that we can't get for free - i.e. Walking Dead. The only thing we missed was cbs shows. DH refused to pay for shows on broadcast channels. Oh and we had a digital antenna that got used a couple times for football games.

    But thanks to quirks in pricing plans, we now have cable again. It was cheaper to get internet + tv than it was for internet alone. It's so bizarre. I didn't even use it for months after we got it. We did decide to reactive our TiVo, which we had cancelled along with cable and we've used it to watch Big Bang.

    I really hate the cable experience versus Hulu though. Having to fast forward through commercials has gotten really annoying. I've been spoiled by Netflix and Hulu without commercials.

  14. Umbreon

    clementine / 846 posts

    We pay $30 or so for the 10 main channels, like the prime time ones, so that works for us. We also have Netflix and I watch Food Network through Plex. It's the only thing that works though, I think the rest of those channels are for Americans only.

    We use a chromecast to cast Netflix and Plex to our TV.

  15. NCSUchick27

    clementine / 995 posts

    We just cut ours today. We were paying almost $200 a month for phone (never used), cable, and internet. We dropped down to just internet, which we also upgraded to a higher speed. We are now paying $82 per month for that.

    We share a Netflix account with my parents and we have Amazon prime. We also just signed up for PlayStation Vue, which seems pretty awesome so far. We are saving about $70 per month.

    We stream on the Amazon Fire stick, Chromecast, iPad, and PlayStation 4. You can stream with up to 5 devices on PlayStation Vue.

  16. NCSUchick27

    clementine / 995 posts

    @bubblegum: @snowjewelz: Playstation Vue has Disney Jr and Nick Jr in their cheapest package. It is $29.99 per month.

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